Cities, with substantial residential populations, expect to receive priority access to water over communities in rural areas. In semi-arid regions – which face climate variability and increasing pressure on water resources, what are the practical steps that key policy and decision makers should take to ensure an allocation of water resources between urban and rural areas that helps improve lives and livelihoods in both cities and country? This blog examines the issues in the context of Burkina Faso.
Les villes ayant une concentration importante de populations s’attendent à bénéficier prioritairement des ressources en eau. Dans les régions semi-arides avec une variabilité climatique et une pression sur les ressources en eau croissante, quelles sont les actions que les décideurs et leurs conseillers doivent mettre en œuvre afin d’assurer une répartition des ressources en eau entre les villes et les campagnes contribuant à améliorer lavie quotidienne des populations tant dans les centres urbains que dans les zones rurales ? Ce blog examine ces questions dans le contexte du Burkina Faso.
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